Podcast episode 5: Food trends + trade shows with Susie Wyshak

2 food trends and trade shows with susie wyshak on the dear handmafde life podcastThis week on the Dear Handmade Life podcast we’re sharing our recipe for the perfect green morning smoothie and talking to author and food consultant Susie Wyshak who just attended the 2015 Fancy Food Show.

Susie talks about emerging food trends and products that caught her eye at the show as well as trends that are on their way out. All there women share tips for makers thinking about doing a food or craft trade show. Delilah also reveals her thoughts on the next big thing in chiles or as she like to call it, the post-hatch chile. Looking for a pre-made on-the-go cocktail for your next camping trip? Susie tells us about a new product that marries artisan cocktails with college drinking culture. Plus we reminisce about our friend Sean Timberlake’s unforgettable blog post on the 10 food blog trends that should stop.

If you have a food business, are thinking of starting one or are curious about the artisan food business revolution, be sure to check out Susie’s book Good Food Great Business: How to Take Your Artisan Food Idea from Concept to Marketplace.

Morning Smoothie
Author: Nicole Stevenson
Serves: One smoothie
  • Frozen fruit of your choice. *I like to get a variety of fresh organic fruit like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas, oranges, grapefruit and apples. I’ll mix it up week to week so I’m not having the same exact smoothie every day for months. I like to make having a healthy breakfast easy in the morning by cutting and freezing the fruit in individual bags. You can use fresh fruit as well but when I do I like to add some ice.
  • Coconut water (Make sure you get the unsweetened one)
  • Almond milk
  • Almond butter
  • Protein powder *I’ve tried several varieties but I like [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031JK96C/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0031JK96C&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwdearhandma-20&linkId=Q6IFCUIJN7IXGX4T”]this one[/url] the best
  • Lots of greens *I like a variety of organic baby kale, spinach and chard
  1. *I never measure when I make my smoothies. Since everything going in the blender is healthy, I’m never worried about making too much.
  2. Put everything in your blender and mix until smooth
  3. *When I first started making smoothies I used a regular blender. It struggled to blend all the frozen fruit and greens. We got [url href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008H4SLV6/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B008H4SLV6&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwdearhandma-20&linkId=DSM52RS6G6F4DOSO”]this Vitamix blender[/url] for a wedding gift and although it’s pricey, it’s totally worth it! It blends quickly and I don’t end up with huge chunks of kale in my teeth.

 -Delilah + Nicole

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